Friday, November 15, 2019

Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Take on the Fourth Wall by American Theatre Editors

The acclaimed playwrights gather on Nov. 19 at the Center for Fiction to talk about realism and the fourth wall.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse To Feature Sally Struthers. Angie Schworer and More

The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New H…

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Sally Struthers, Angie Schworer, More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse’s Annie by Noah Mutterperl

Performances begin November 27 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Everything you need to know Disney+ series Encore! from co-creator Kristen Bell by Lynette Rice

Kristen Bell is making it possible for adults to re-do high school — at least a really important part of it. For Encore! — an original docuseries that’ll debut November 12 on Disney+ …

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Review: Antipodes, National Theatre by Nick Ferris

Review: Antipodes, National Theatre4.0starsThere is an older play called Antipodes: a late renaissance farce about a man obsessed with imagined worlds on the other side of the Earth, who is …

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

There’s No TV Like “Golden” TV: V.A.I. Music’s Very ‘Mary’ DVD Release Of “Annie Get Your Gun” ‘Raitt’s” A Real ‘Live’ Winn by Leo Buck

Ms. Martin and Mr. Raitt’s talents match one another’s flawlessly, helping to make this a “Must See” for fans and aficionados of either (or both) of them; of rare television antiquit…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Jac Yarrow & Jason Donovan Will Return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Standout stars Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan have signed on to reprise their celebrated turns as Joseph and Pharaoh, respectively, in the upcoming remount of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolo…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conference Call: "Over Here!" at The Triad: Will Nunziata, Blake Allen, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, and Haley Swindal by Adam Rothenberg

I love shows that celebrate the people who help keep us safe from the Army to the Navy to everything in between. One show that has not been revived since it’s Broadway run is Over Here! an…

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The Antipodes, National Theatre review - mysterious and gently momentous by Matt Wolf

Annie Baker's latest will divide opinion but reward devotees The National Theatre is forging its own special relationship with American playwright Annie Baker, having now produced three of h…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Annie-B Parson Talks About Choreographing David Byrne For Broadway by Artsjournal1

“Often when I work with directors, or when I’m directing myself, what you think at the beginning often changes. That’s fair and normal. But with this show [American Utopia], the ideas …

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

The week in theatre: Light Falls; The Antipodes; Botticelli in the Fire – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Exchange, Manchester; Dorfman; Hampstead, LondonSarah Frankcom signs off in Manchester with elegiac Simon Stephens and a little bit of Jarvis Cocker. Plus, Annie Baker’s latest and t…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

REVIEW: The Antipodes, National Theatre ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews The Antipodes, a play by Annie Baker, now playing at the National Theatre London. This post REVIEW: The Antipodes, National Theatre ✭✭✭ first app…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call Answered: Jack Nathan Harding: "Cowboys and Tattoos" by Adam Rothenberg

I had a stellar time interviewing gay country music singer/songwriter Jack Nathan Harding about the release of his debut album Cowboys & Tattoos in addition to getting down & dirty a…

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‘The Road Awaits Us’: Big Dance Theater trilogy by Admin

Obie and Bessie Award-winning company, Big Dance Theater, is presenting a trilogy of works at New York City’s NYU Skirball in November. The works have never been seen in America, and are …

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The Antipodes review, National Theatre: Marvellous acting pervades deftly paced production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Playwright Annie Baker has been rightly praised for the ways in which this anticipates the age of Trump and the #MeToo movement

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The Antipodes review – Annie Baker searches for the sting in the tale by Michael Billington

Dorfman, National Theatre, LondonBaker probes the relevance of stories in her new play, seemingly set at a strategy meeting, but the concept runs out of steam I was enthralled by Annie Bake…

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‘This is a writer with lots to say’: THE ANTIPODES – National Theatre by Maryam Philpott

While the descent into a kind of collective insanity may seem strange in lieu of a plot in Annie Baker’s Antipodes at the National Theatre, as with all her work you find your thoughts retu…

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The Antipodes review at the National Theatre, London – ‘excruciating and masterful at the same time’ by Tim Bano

Annie Baker’s back at the National with a show about stories, and she knows how to tell them: not with heroes and

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

From Annie to Tina Turner, by Way of a Rock Star Turn by Naveen Kumar

How Adrienne Warren learned to stop fighting herself and interpret the musical role of a lifetime.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Secrets and Stories From the Rehearsal Room of Broadway’s Original Annie by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Broadway’s original Molly, plus backstage secrets from Jason Alexander, and more.

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Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Ends its Six-Year Run on Broadway

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ended its Broadway run yesterday, October 27th, 2019, after having played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of …

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Slave Play - An Attempt At Understanding by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander One of the most important aspects in a committed relationship is one partner’s willingness to help satisfy the emotional needs of the other. Even if those need…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Playwright Annie Baker Never Does Interviews, But She Did This One by Artsjournal1

But she did it only by email, which meant she’d have time and space to craft her answers — and, writes reporter Mark Lawson, “the precise replies suggest that her public reticence may …

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Annie Baker: 'I like theatre because it’s so unprofitable!' by Mark Lawson

In a rare interview, Baker explains why she hates commercial theatre (except Hello, Dolly!) and how she anticipated Trump and #MeToo in her new work at the National, The Antipodes It is not …

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

David Byrne's American Utopia Gets Monthlong Extension on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

David Byrne is sticking around on Broadway. The iconic singer-songwriter's celebrated Broadway concert American Utopia has received a four-week extension at the Hudson Theatre. Originally an…

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David Byrne's American Utopia Extends Broadway Run by Andrew Gans

The theatrical concert reunites the Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician with Here Lies Love’s Alex Timbers and Annie-B Parson.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

5 Debut Questions: Chicago's Arian Keddell by Angela Tricarico

Today we welcome Chicago ensemblist Arian Keddell to the Great White Way and learn about her journey to Broadway! …

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1065: Kenneth Jones by Adam Szymkowicz

Kenneth Jones Hometown: Birmingham, MichiganCurrent Town: Sunnyside, Queens Q:  What are you working on now?  A:  A six-character play that I thought was going to be about a soc…

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David Byrne's American Utopia Receives Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to rock out to the music of David Byrne on repeat. The acclaimed singer-songwriter's theatrical concert American Utopia has been preserved as an original cast recording, Nonesuch …

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Monday, October 21, 2019

David Byrne and Annie-B Parson Talk David Byrne's American Utopia 'Changing Broadway' on Opening Night by

Music icon David Byrne and choreographer Annie-B Parson discuss how David Byrne's American Utopia is something Broadway has never seen before and more on opening night.

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Burning Down the House! See David Byrne and the Cast of American Utopia in Exclusive Portraits on Opening Night by Lindsey Sullivan

American Utopia is officially on Broadway after celebrating its opening night at the Hudson Theatre on October 20. Creator and star David Byrne's acclaimed theatrical concert features a dive…

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